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First Look: ‘Poe Dameron’ Comic Explores Poe’s Adventures Back Before He Met And Fell In Love With Finn

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When Marvel’s Star Wars: Poe Dameron comic arrives in stores next month, it will be the first official glimpse fans have had of the dashing flyboy hero since his introduction in The Force Awakens — and with Episode VIII still a couple of years away, the ongoing series may be the only fix of Poe we get for a while.

That means there’s a lot of pressure on writer Charles Soule and artist Phil Noto to satisfy the fans. Judging from the preview pages released by Marvel, we can at the very least expect entertaining skybound antics, Poe Dameron looking handsome, and some probably adorable interactions with BB-8. That’s pretty good for four pages, but it does leave one big question unanswered.

Namely, will this comic introduce the ex-boyfriend that broke Poe’s heart and left him vulnerable but ready to love again when he first ran into (and named) Finn?

Come on, we’re all thinking it.

Check out the unlettered preview below, plus a page from Chris Eliopoulos‘s back-up feature starring BB-8:

 

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Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 goes on sale April 6. Here’s the solicitation info, courtesy of Marvel, plus all the varant covers:

 

Strap in and lock s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is getting his very own ongoing series! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the highly anticipated STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices this April! Superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) and Phil Noto (Chewbacca) take you to a galaxy far, far away for the new adventures of Poe Dameron – former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter and the best pilot in the galaxy!
Set before the events of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edges of the galaxy and back. Hand-picked for the Resistance by legendary General Leia Organa, follow Poe, BB-8 and a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission that could hold the key to saving the galaxy. But with the full might of the First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?
Plus – this oversized first issue features a special back-up story starring none other than BB-8! Writer/artist Chris Eliopoulos (Hawkeye) brings you an 8-page tale of everyone’s favorite spherical astromech droid as he embarks on a journey all his own!
The adventure begins this April as the Resistance’s high-flying aerial ace comes to comic shops and digital devices in STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1!

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (FEB160747)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (FEB160750)
BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES (FEB160753)
Design Variant by PHIL NOTO (FEB160749)
Jaxxon Party Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA (FEB160761)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160752)
Movie Variant (FEB160755) and Blank Variant (FEB160754) Also Available
Noto Sketch Variant (FEB160748) and Cassaday Sketch Variant (FEB160751) Also Available
FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 04/06/16

 

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Next: Is Poe Dameron Gay, And What Are We Going To Do If He's Not?

 

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